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is safe, a look at a new report. you can get news around the clock by visiting us at wusa9.com. >> have a great wednesday. >> bye-bye. breaking news. the first pictures of the peril in the south pacific. at least 99 people are dead and many more injured after a series of powerful tsunamis wiped out parts of the samoan islands. >> have a look over here. everything is completely wiped out. >> we'll have the latest. the h1n1 vaccine is finally on the way. but that's little comfort for the grieving family of a once healthy 14-year-old girl who died from the virus. >> my baby girl was -- she was like -- she was radiant. >> chloe's parents join us live with an important message to all
parents. an american man is arrested in japan for kidnapping after a dramatic attempt to bring back his two children. >> can't sleep. it's horrible. >> we'll take you inside the international custody battle and talk to the kids' step mom. plus a spectacular crash on the racetrack. >> over and over, logano goes between three and four. >> meet the driver who rolled over and over at dover and lived to tell about it. early this wednesday morning, september 30th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs good wednesday morning from new york. i'm maggie rodriguez with harry smith. there has been another earthquake in the south pacific region and it was a significant earthquake, a magnitude 7.9. we're hearing it was felt in indonesia and we'll bring you the latestnformation on that in a moment. it follows yesterday's
earthquake, which trigger several tsunamis. there is significant damage there reported this morning. and on samoa and american samoa and dave is going to bring us up to date in a minute. also this morning, we want you to meet jay michael dowling. this is najibullah zazi's attorney. he entered a not guilty plea here yesterday in new york. we'll ask him all about that in a little while. first, though, no reported tsunamis from this morning's earthquake yet. but the one yesterday triggered a series of deadly tsunamis. the towering waves roared across the samoan islands in between australia and hawaii. at least 99 people have been killed and dozens more are missing. president obama has declared american samoa that major disaster area. our own dave price is here and has more on the big tsunami yesterday. >> all right. good morning, harry. good morning, everyone. as we told you, another earthquake has hit the region this morning. it was felt in western indonesia. now the u.s. geological survey said it had a magnitude of 7.9.
it shook buildings there, but there are no reported injuries at this hour. but that's not the case in the samoan islands where yesterday's magnitude eight quake triggered four tsunamis. there's devastation just about everywhere in samoan and american samoan this morning. villages flooded and flattened. cars and homes damaged and destroyed. >> that was over here. you can see a lot of debris on the roads. you have a look over here. everything is just completely wiped out. >> reporter: it all began tuesday morning. with a magnitude 8 earthquake that struck between the island nation of samoa and american samoa. a u.s. territory with a population of 65,000. the monster quake was then followed by a tsunami that generated four giant walls of water, up to 20 feet high roaring ashore reaching more than half a mile inland.
>> five or six minutes, everything was done and that tsunami came in fast, really fast and it swept the whole area really. >> reporter: many residents tried to run for higher ground. but an unknown number of people were swept out to sea by the fast churning waters. in the capital of american samoa, this morning the downtown area was still flooded with debris floating in high water. many major roads and bridges have been heavily damaged or destroyed and that's made it difficult for emergency workers to reach small villages. >> i can see over here the bridge is totally wiped out by the waves. there's absolutely no way for any vehicle to go to that part of the island. >> reporter: the effects of the massive earthquake were felt as far away as hawaii and the coastlines of oregon and california. both some 4,000 miles away from the quake's epicenter. all three states posted tsunami advisories but canceled them after reporting no noticeable surges or waves. now, while the earthquake and tsunami were powerful, they weren't on the same scale of the
2004 indonesian tsunami that killed some 230,000 people. that earthquake was at least ten times stronger than this one. harry? >> joining us now is joey cummings, a general manager in american samoa. joey, good morning. >> hi there, good morning. >> you were on the air filling in for a guy on the radio when this -- when the earthquake hit. what did it feel like? >> it was pretty intense. that was the most intense earthquake i have ever experienced. i've done the shimmy and shuffle a few times before, but that kept going and just wouldn't stop. >> did folks there immediately realize with an earthquake of that magnitude there might be a tsunami soon thereafter? >> yes, as soon as it went down we started contacting emergency officials to try to get some
information on, you know, whether there was a tsunami and then we just told everybody to do a vertical evacuation, get to the second floor, get up, there could be waves coming. the second time that we said there's no indication of a tsunami yet, boom, we looked out the window and here comes the first surge. >> and what did it look like? what did it look like? >> oh, 3 feet in the parking lot outside my window, which is very close to second floor window on a building that's near sea level. and i thought that would be sort of a major inconvenience that would just ruin some cars. well, a minute or two after that, the surge really came in for real and that was up to 15 feet. you had trees, cars, boats, all of that just floating past my second story window. i was very, very -- very surreal experience. >> man, oh, man. this thing has wreaked serious
damage, significant loss of life. what was it like when the water started going down? >> well, people started going out immediately to do a little bit of search and rescue to find people that needed help. and then there you go. here comes the second wave. so that's -- that was causing a whole other series of panic, people trying to get up the mountain upstairs. >> after the water receded after the first wave, people started to go out and then the second wave of water came in and people got engulfed in that? >> well, people were kind of smart about it. they expected a second wave, but they still wanted to go check it out. from everything that i saw, nobody got wet with the second wave. they were watching for it but they still wanted to go and see what was what. >> my gosh. what is the situation like now? do you have power? what is the recovery effort like? >> emergency officials were on the scene pretty quickly.
i think they're just trying to restore service to the area. they set up some command posts, first aid, they got the hospital running full tilt. and people are just trying to pick up the pieces and put humty dumpty back together again. >> you live out on the pacific rim. the ideas of tsunamis are something people live with all the time. i've actually seen tape of tsunami warnings issued in samoa in the past. did people feel like they had enough time to get ready for this? or was the earthquake so close that people didn't really get their stuff together and get out of the way? >> there was no time. there was no time. like i said, we felt an earthquake and we were sort of searching around for information to give to people. we were telling schools to, you know, go ahead and run your tsunami evacuation drills just in case. so people were already sort of motivating, but there was no time. even another five minutes would have been -- would have been
really great. it was just very quick, very sudden. >> and in a million years, i'm sure you never thought you'd see anything like this. >> no, tsunamis are something that happens to other people, not me. it's mathematically in my favor that i would ever witness one. it was right up there out the window. >> joey, thank you very much for sharing your story with us this morning. we do appreciate it. and we wish the folks in your area there all the best. and i'm sure you're very anxious to see some of these relief flights coming in there. thank you very much, joey cummings. >> you take care. >> you bet. now here's maggie. now to the h1n1 flu and startling new statistics that show what a threat it is to children. the latest report from the centers for disease control says that h1n1 flu has killed 49 children in this country and that number continues to rise. at least 19 kids have died in 14 states since the beginning of august. just as the traditional flu season is getting underway.
one of the latest victims is this young lady, 14-year-old chloe lindsey who died just this past sunday. and this morning, joining us exclusively from cisco, texas, are chloe's parents tom and terry osborne. i want you to know that our hearts go out to you. i'm so, so sorry for your loss. as a parent -- >> thank you. >> oh, you're welcome. as a parent, we all hear these stories of h1n1 and we never imagine that it could happen to us and our kids. why come on this morning? what message do you want to get out this morning, tammy? >> i think that the reason that we decided to do this and what we think is most important for people to know even if our time of pain is that i knew that chloe was sick. and even though the doctor said she was going to be okay and they didn't give her the
medicine that i knew she was really sick. and i wish that i would have been more demanding in her treatment and been more of an advocate for her than i was. and i think that it's important for me to let people know that even though we're taught all of our lives to trust our doctors and i do trust my doctor that nobody knows my child better than me. and that when i knew that something wasn't right, i should have gone and made somebody do something. >> if you could, tom, take us through this. what were chloe's initial symptoms? and at what point did you decide to call the doctor? >> well, on wednesday, she came home, she was feeling flushed. and she had a temperature on wednesday evening. on thursday when she got up, she
still had fever, and her mom kept her home. and we -- she called the doctor's office and they told us to not bring her in because they didn't want to flood the waiting rooms with sick children. that they could possibly, you know, cross-infect each other. and then she -- so they said just keep her home, do fluids and rest. use tylenol or i.b. proe fin to keep the fever down. on friday it was worse, much worse. and when tammy called, they said bring her in. she took her in and they did the swab test and it came back positive for type a flu. which h1n1 is part of that family. >> right. >> they started tamiflu right then? >> no. >> no, they did not.
because what they said was that by cdc guidelines that to -- to prevent resistance from building up that if a child was healthy and had no underlying health conditions, which chloe did not, she was very healthy that they were asking doctors to not prescribe the tamiflu so as not to build up the resistance. >> at what point did she finally take the tamiflu? >> when she was in the hospital on sunday. when she was in critical condition because she couldn't breathe anymore because she had developed pneumonia. because on saturday she had started to breathe very shallowly and her heart rate started to race. and we called the doctors and we just -- we thought that perhaps
she was dehydrated because her throat hurt so bad that she couldn't drink or eat anything. but it wasn't until she got to the hospital and they got her into the icu that she started to receive the tamiflu. but by that time it wasn't enough, her little body couldn't fight it anymore. >> all right. tom, tammy, thank you so much for sharing your story and doing such a service in the middle of your horrible pain for every other parent in this country. thank you. >> thank you. >> we believe that it's what chloe would want. she always wanted to help others. she was always looking out for everybody else and not herself. so we felt that in her honor that we should try to help others so that maybe they can avoid this. >> thank you. god bless you. take care. >> thank you very much. >> thank you so much. >> we want to bring in our dr. jennifer ashton this morning to help us figure out what we
should take away from this horrible story. you heard chloe's mom say she wish she would've trusted her instincts and even though the doctor told her not to come in when her daughter had a fever and she felt something was wrong, she should've done something differently. >> you know, maggie, it's human nature in the setting of a tragedy like this to want to second guess, to say what should i have done differently, to place blame, anger, that is all normal. it's normal for parents and it's normal for doctors. and i think what their emphasis is that when the cdc revised the guidelines for tamiflu treatment, they did that in the setting of broad recommendations. it is always left up to the physicians, clinical judgment to work either within or go outside of those guidelines and recommendations. and basically they're for children under the age of 2, children with underlying medical conditions, children who need to be hospitalized, who have severe cases of h1n1 or general
influenza. and we need to remember children most of the time can get sick quickly but also can recover quickly. and we're always going to hear, unfortunately, tragic examples like this. but again, you know, it just bears remembering that this virus can behave in unpredictable fashion. >> we know that chloe's situation is not the norm. would you just recommend to parents that they do trust their instinc instincts? and tell the doctors my gut is telling me -- >> absolutely. forget about just parents, people need to trust their own instincts. no one knows yourself better than you and no one knows your child better than you. >> thanks so much. and of course, dr. ashton will be back in the next half hour. we have important information on where and when you can get an h1n1 flu vaccine. but first, let's check in with dave. good morning, dave. >> let's take a check of the weather right now. big changes coming to areas around denver, colorado, salt lake city, into casper where yesterday we were talking about temperatures in the 80s. morning lows tomorrow morning will be in the 30s and chilly
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l'eggo my eggo. great crowd on hand. >> international crowd. >> you recognize those flags from south africa. we'll figure out what that's about in a little while. welcome back to "the early show." coming up, i know you're a big nascar fan. dover, there's one in the springtime, one in the fall. you're up to that. >> yeah. sure. why not? >> some terrifying moments during this nascar race on sunday. team driving phenom joey logano. one of the things about dover,
the track is banked like this. >> look, he's fine. >> well -- the track has banked almost three stories high. when a car goes up, it tumbles, tumbles, tumbles down. he's on air with us this morning and telling us what happened. >> how he got out. also the h1n1 flu vaccine as we told you is finally on the way. and in a little while our dr. jennifer ashton will be back to tell us how to get ahold of the vaccines. a desperate father in a jail cell in japan this morning facing a five-year sentence. on monday he went to japan to try to get his children back from his ex-wife who'd run off with them two months ago. christopher savoie's attempt to get his children back took place as his ex-wife took them to school. he picked them up in his car and raced to the u.s. consulate to obtain passports. it was here at the consulate that japanese police were blocking the road so savoie ran for the gates.
isaac froze in the street as chris ran with 6-year-old rebecca in his arms. >> he was there. chris was a little girl in his arms crying saying please help, please help, they're american citizens, please let us through. and they simply did not open the gate. they would not let us through. >> i can't sleep. it's horrible. >> reporter: savoie has been without 8-year-old isaac and 6-year-old rebecca since august when his ex-wife took them to japan on vacation. he later discovered his children were missing when they failed to show up for the first day of school. he blames a tennessee judge for allowing his ex-wife to leave the u.s. with the kids. >> he had the power to keep those kids in my life. and he didn't care. >> reporter: savoie said he'd warned the judge his ex-wife repeatedly threatened to leave for good. "i am having more difficulty staying here" she wrote savoie in an e-mail. it's very hard watching the kids become american and losing their japanese identity. >> it's horrible not having them
here. >> reporter: this move puts savoie on precarious legal ground. japan is not party to the convention on international child abduction, does not see it as a crime. joining us this morning from nashville is christopher's wife amy and here in the studio is patrick brady. his daughter was taken there by his ex-girlfriend three years ago. good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> amy, let me begin with you. do you understand why your husband did what he did? had he exhausted all other options to try to get his kids back? >> he must have just been desperate. because we're sitting there in a house with all of these memories of our children together and his children who love him so much. i know those children love their father. i know those children love their father so much that they must miss their father and she was not letting us speak to them on the phone.
they were hanging up on him, not letting him speak to his children. and when he called, the grandparents' house, he could hear isaac crying in the background. he was crying, i promised my daddy, i promised my daddy. and he was too sad to talk. he said he didn't know how they were doing. >> so he decides to take matters into his own hands. patrick, these kids are american citizens as is your daughter, melissa. were you surprised that the embassy didn't help? >> i'm not surprised. the embassy makes it a policy to tell american parents of children kidnapped in japan that don't try to bring your kids to the embassy, but he may not have had that message from the state department. and i don't blame him at all. he can have no confidence in the state department. he can't really have confidence in our government putting pressure on the government of japan. can't have any confidence in the government of japan.
and, you know, the last desperate act when he only trusted himself. and so he, it seems that he made a desperate move. >> help us understand the frustration for someone in your position and in chris' position. the state department released a statement in this case saying this is a high priority and they understand that the problem. but they say "parental child abduction is not considered a crime in japan. we're eager for our relations to improve on this issue." but patrick, until relations do improve, is there any option for parents in your situation? >> there is no option. there's nothing legal that we can do. and, you know, there isn't much hope. and the state department has been saying that same message for a long time. since 1993 as far as i can document. and in the last year, a lot of things have changed in the state department. the state department's taken a lot of new action. but the truth is if the
continued actions of the state department mean that these cases are going to take 10 or 20 years to resolve, we need a new set of plans. we need to innovate new ideas and the state department needs to change their tactics. >> in the meantime, amy, have you been able to speak with chris? and do you feel hopeful you will have him back and the kids back? >> i hope to god i have him back soon. i don't know if i'll ever see isaac and rebecca again. we hope that if -- if she is granted custody over there that they will come and find us when they are in their 20s maybe. and come see that we still love them and that we miss them. and we always wanted to be a part of their lives. and i know that they love him. i found this today. isaac drew this for christopher. >> what does it say? i'm sorry, i can't see.
>> a year ago. it said the source is in you, daddy. they have their own little star wars language. and they talk about light sabers and isaac wrote this, and for some reason when he wrote it a year or so ago i saved it and it's been taped to our closet ever since. the force is in you, daddy. >> amy savoie, keep us posted on the situation. thank you very much for taking the time this morning. >> thank you. >> patrick braden, thank you for being here. let's check in once again with dave. dave, good morning. >> good morning to you, maggie. boy, do we have some big changes. look at areas like bismarck, oklahoma that, temperatures in the 80s today. back into the 70s as you head into the rockies. but tomorrow morning, what a change, salt lake, denver, to casper. yesterday in salt lake city, 87 degrees, casper, record high of 86, 87 in the mile high city.
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there was an incredible crash during a nascar race sunday. 19-year-old joey logano was in the middle of the pack and got nudged, loses control, ends up flipping over seven times. amazingly he walks away. and joey joins us now from huntersville, north carolina, for his first live interview since the ride. how are you doing this morning, joey? >> i'm pretty good. how are you? >> a little bumps and bruises? >> actually, i am fine. i was surprised. i got out of that thing and i was a little dizzy, shaken up, but the only thing i had was a stiff neck. it goes to show how safe these new cars they came out with.
they did a good job. you can go through a wreck like that. >> big design changes a couple of years ago. there's a restart, you're down at the bottom. looks like you get nudged. you start heading up toward the top of the track. did you know at that point that you were going to be in a world of hurt? >> no, not at all. it kind of happened real quick. a weird accident. nothing -- it usually doesn't happen like that. i was trying to get underneath the 96 car. i had to slow down to not hit him, 14 was behind me, he didn't have time to slow down. so when i was flying through the grass i was like, okay, we're going to hit the wall. and it ended up on its side and i'm like, wow, i'm flipping over. >> were you counting? >> is this thing ever going to stop? >> could you keep count as it was going over and over and over again? >> yeah. yeah, it kept going. it bounces you around in there, but there wasn't one real big hit over and over again.
the wrecks that probably hurt more is when you're straight into the wall and you stop. that just kept going and going. it looked spectacular, but, you know, it was okay. it was cool to see. i had a lot of support from all of the other drivers from the home depot, from joe goods racing here at the shop. it was cool to see everyone worried about me. but overall, i mean, i was fine, i'm ready to go again. >> ready to go again. just a little bit of a stiff neck. when that net came down and that's the signal that the driver's okay. when that car finally stopped rolling over, there was a big sigh ofs4z relief when they sawu come pull yourself out of that car. it was a big sense of -- sense that things were going to be okay. people were really glad to see you safe and sound. you've had an amazing year, 19 years old. not a bad thing to put in your resume for a 19-year-old. thank you so much for taking the time to join us. and good luck, okay? >> all right. thank you, guys. appreciate it. coming up.
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many early show fans and soccer fans on the plaza this morning. so excited about the world cup in south africa. >> huge. >> in 2010. >> huge, right? >> it's exciting. >> soccer is so huge around the world and if you ever need an excuse to go to south africa. not only for the safaris and beauty, now you have soccer or football. >> football! welcome back to "the early show," everybody. i'm maggie rodriguez with harry smith and dave price. and one more person i want to introduce you to. meet diane. she has a sign to show you. >> i'm single too, i watch "the early show." well, why don't you guys get to the rest of the program?
>> we'll keep you updated on that. all right. coming up. here is a big fashion change. sweat pants are suddenly chic. >> yay, hallelujah. >> why they could be one of your -- >> not traditional sweat pants, it's loose clothes made out of that fabric. >> that material. oh, thanks. >> you're welcome. >> i'm maybe going to wear a sweat suit to work. >> i don't think diane would be so crazy about you if you did. also this morning, we're going to spill a bunch of stuff on a bunch of stuff and see if it comes off. we're testing another product you've seen on tv. this is blox, a stain protector, sort of like a scotch guard. it's supposed to come off. >> we'll see if it really, really works. >> see if it really, really works. first, let's go inside, say hello to russ mitchell. good morning, russ. >> good morning, guys, and good morning at home.
there's breaking news on two earthquakes in the south pacific and indonesia. a powerful quake struck today just off the island of samatra. the same fault that brought the catastrophic tsunami in 2004. a tsunami warning issue today has been canceled. but the other big quake in the south pacific did generate a tsunami that slammed samoa and american samoa with a series of four destructive waves a day earlier. 90 people were killed and a dozen are missing, possibly swept out to sea. president obama has declared american samoa a major disaster zone. najibullah zazi is in a new york city jail after pleading not guilty to planting a bomb attack. he was brought from denver where he was arrested earlier this month. claiming he traveled to afghanistan to get weapons from al qaeda. this morning, zazi's attorney told harry that even if his
client did all of that, the public and the press should avoid making a rush to judgment. >> the prosecutions of terrorism in the country so far have been fairly weak. and now the press wants to say, oh, now we've got a real one. and so, there's a little bit of an overreaction because of the prior cases being so flimsy. but let's for the sake of argument say that he did go to pakistan, he did go to a training camp, he did purchase those products. well, if the government charges him with a conspiracy, all of those facts still do not provide enough evidence to convict him of the conspiracy. >> zazi is still the only person charged in the alleged conspiracy. three other people are said to be involved, but have not been named. which means they could be cooperating with investigators. toyota is planning the biggest recall ever in the u.s. this morning. 3.8 million vehicles. this after hearing more than 100
reports of accelerators getting stuck thanks to faulty floor mats. the recall targets toyota camry, prius, avalon, tacoma, and tundra. michelle obama is on a mission to bring the 2016 summer olympics to her hometown of chicago. this morning, she arrived in copen hagen, denmark. president obama will go there on friday the final day of the vote. you could say cirzi zir kus lay founder is in space. it brought astronaut jeff williams to the special space station. and a popular reality show, "jon & kate plus 8" is getting a new name. yes we changed here, the lighting's a little different. it's not your set. looks like jon might be out of a job. "early show" correspondent has the details. >> reporter: the trouble with a
reality show is the reality keeps changing. just ask jon gosselin. his name is being dropped from the title of "jon & kate plus 8" in the wake of the couple's very public breakup. starting next week, the name will be simply "kate plus 8." >> it's only natural they have to shake things up and reflect what's going on by having jon leave the show. >> reporter: ratings are down and they're unlikely to improve once jon is ran occasional gues star. >> the person kind of perceived as the villain in a lot of this. so how they creatively create new tension, it's a challenge. >> reporter: and there's more. the same day as the announced name change, jon gosselin asked for a 90-day delay in the divorce. the timing's just a coincidence says his lawyer. and online reports say he might not be looking for a romantic reconciliation as much as a better bargaining position. or perhaps taking back control of his own reality.
cbs news, los angeles. 8:06 on this wednesday morning, david price is outside with another check of the weather. dave, are you engaged yet? >> we're working on it, russ. i'll invite you to the party. we're just trying to find a place. you'll be the first to know. and folks, we have other excited people on the plaza, as well. why? because for the first time the world cup will be held on the african continent. coming up in june 2010, let's take a check of the weather. see what's happening on our own continent right now and check out the picture all across america. shall we? oh, it's going to be your last day to bask in bismarck and pierre and omaha and look at those warm winds rolling through the areas from texas all the way west to new mexico, east into places like arkansas and louisiana, and pushing up into areas up to the north like oklahoma. but, you're going to have a cold front that's going to roll on through and that's going to change temperatures drastically,
at least as you head to some of the northern plain states. in the meantime, a shocker to the system in places like denver and casper and salt lake where tomorrow morning you're going to warm up to temperatures in the 30s even though today in the mid-70s in some of those locations as that cold front begins to push through. you'll see in addition to the temperatures drop, rain and snow and gray and cold and raw weather. that's a quick >> this weather report sponsored
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the first visible symptom is often sudden cardiac death. >> my dad died fairly young of a sudden heart attack at age 56. and his dad did too. >> reporter: today, doctors can combine sharon's family history with genetic testing to better determine her risk for having the disease. >> we're really, really now doing personalized genomic medicine for this disease. >> reporter: dr. michael akerman helped develop a test for the syndrome. >> nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. >> it has really been a wonderful story from discovery to translation to patients and to actually availability to patients. >> reporter: this genetic test may save sharon's life because her results identified a mutation on chromosome 3 and the
gene named scn-53, a marker for the syndrome. because the disease is h hereditary, her children are markers too. >> x marks the spot. now it becomes very simple to determine whether her two sons are among the haves or the have nots. >> if they do have it, i am confident that they will be treated and can live normal lifestyles. and that's what is so wonderful about genetic testing. >> reporter: treatment for sharon will likely include surgery for an implantable defib later to control the rhythm of her heart. >> really in 2009, if we do it right, sudden death from this disease should really be the exception rather than the rule. >> reporter: it's success like this that is driving genomic research further. >> the flood gates have opened
wide. >> reporter: and researchers believe targeting specific diseases will give way to mapping and individuals' entire genetic code, which could lead to a longer disease-free life. >> we will have that. there's no question. we won't have the human genome project, we'll have your genome project and mine. and it will be -- there will be no genetic test in a dozen years for cystic fibrosis and long qt syndrome. it'll be on your genetic thumb drive. >> reporter: exactly when the personal genome project will be discovered is open for debate. as for sharon brown who lost both her father and grandfather at an early age to sudden death, she's thankful the gene linked to her family's deadly disease was discovered when it was. >> i feel fine and very confident that i'll be around when i'm 56 and 66 and 76. so feeling good.
>> sharon will receive the results of her children's genetic tests within a few weeks. but she's already aware of options which will make treatment that much easier, harry. >> so fascinating. any downside to this? >> there's always a downside, of course. genetic testing provides just one piece of the puzzle. doesn't tell us how that genetic result will react with things like the environment. again, the results have to be interpreted. not just the matter of getting the results. and there's privacy issues and could even be discrimination issues. we're going to see a lot more of this in the future. >> thanks so much. up next, you've seen it on tv. now we'll find out if it really, really works. the blox blocking solution.
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>> i will blot in the next demonstration, which is cranberry juice on this bag. >> you did the same thing, though? >> same thing. >> and this is the sprayed one? >> the untreated. >> that's not bad. >> all right. maybe it has to be laying flat. >> wait, wait, wait. if you really -- because if you really wanted to get that off there, you'd go like that. >> that didn't even stain the untreated one. i didn't see that one coming. >> all right. >> so this one should really not stain because -- >> whoa, dude! >> we're blotting. >> there you go. >> all right. >> how about that. >> it seems to have an effect. >> now coffee on your shirt. >> your shirt. >> banana republic shirt. first, the untreated. untreated. big old stain. >> oh, yeah. >> treated. all right. show me the thing. blot. >> has this lab coat been
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great crowd out here on the plaza. and a brisk autumn morning. welcome back to "the early show," everybody. >> coming up in this half hour, we're putting on our sweats because they're not only comfortable, they're chic now too. you're going to see all of th this -- you saw it already on the cat walk when we had fashion week here in new york. and we're going to show you how you can wear them in real life. >> there you go. and don't let your busy schedule keep you from having dinner together as a family. our own katie lee is here with some quick and tasty weeknight meals.
and our good pal myron pitts is here. he's going to be joining us in this half hour. and we're also going to get to meet his mom. >> oh, wow. we'll see if the apple falls far from the tree. and a remarkable story. in the meantime, though, let's take a check of today's weather really quickly. see what's happening across the country. and then i want to introduce you to a really neat guy. lucas redeve is here. a here ro in south africa, a sor player there. south africa is getting the 2010 world cup. nice so see you. >> nice to be here, as well. among all of these excited people. very nice. >> tell me what this means to south africa and what we can expect over the next year. >> before that, let me give you this. >> all right. thank you very much. the colors are gorgeous. the south african flag. maybe i'll play on the national
team. so what's going to be happening during the next 12 months? >> it's going to be great excitement, as well. it's going to a big celebration. you're going to unite not only the continent but the whole world coming and, you know, to africa to celebrate the passion of the game. >> there must be a remarkable pride right now in 2010. it all begins in june. >> absolutely. the 11th of june until the 11th of july. >> a whole month. >> it's going to be so great. and we're waiting to welcome the world. just to show them what the country can do. >> it's so wonderful. we've been there for "the early show." let's take a look at some of this remarkable south african dance. at the dance theater. ♪
>> the world cup comes 2010 to south africa, june 2010 until june 2011. we welcome you to our plaza to get america excited about it. let's take a check of the weather right now, see what's happening all across the country. if you're beginning to travel, everybody, keep in mind, you're going to see big changes and potential delays rolling through the rockies as the weather continues to close in there. we're going to see temperatures going from the 70s all the way down to the 30s by tomorrow morning. gray, rainy, wet, raw, with snow mixed in in some locations. soggy conditions along the great lakes as great chilly weather rolls into the northeast, picture perfect in the southeast with late rumbles of thunder rolling into portions of texas and oklahoma. cool but nice as we head to the west and blustery but cold. with some snow too in the rockies. that's a quick look at our national map. ni
>> 2010 world cup comes to south africa. thank you so much for being here, lucas. harry, we're going to send it back inside to you. >> it's going to be a great event. thanks, dave. temperatures turning cooler, that means your heating bill's going to go up. here with tips on how to save money insulating your windows is danny seo, columnist for "do just one thing." how are you? >> i'm good. >> so if you wanted to go all out and save serious, serious dough. >> if you're ready to invest in
new windows, now's the time to do it for two reasons. one, inefficient windows can decrease the heating efficiency by 25%. so the best thing to do is to replace the windows. plus the credit for the $1,500 tax credit is happening right now. so replacing your old windows is more energy efficient ones you can save money in the long run. >> it's almost the equivalent of having an open window. >> yeah. why even have the window? >> heat goes flying out of there. >> replace them with the right windows. any winds aren't going to get you that tax credit. you can look for the energy star symbol. anything that's super energy efficient or anderson windows, we have 100 series and the 400 series, they have a symbol called the eco excel. if you don't find the right windows, you're not eligible for the credit. >> and there are all different kinds of windows. pella windows, very similar products. >> you can't go wrong by finding the eco excel. if you don't have the money to replace all of your windows, you can do simple things with your
shades and blinds. this is from smith and noble and basically a honey comb design. looks like a normal shade right here. if you look inside here, there's sort of this honey comb air pockets in here. it's kind of hard to see, but it traps the air, it doubles the efficiency of your windows by putting the shades down on drafty days. >> dude. >> this is a beautiful thing, easy to work with. >> pretty inexpensive? >> windows are most expensive, this will be the next thing, which is a custom feature. if your windows are okay, this is a good option. >> that's a good thing. what else can we do? >> we can go a little bit lower. this is another optrb it's< like a thermal blind like this one. it's like a normal roller blind. it's really heavy in the back. can you feel this? >> yeah, almost feels like that old oil paper, like a tar paper. >> there will increase your window efficiency by about 30%. or get these beautiful drapes, they are mrma thermal-lined drapes. they're both from jc penney, get the blinds, get the heavy
drapes, you're going to seal everything out and increase your efficiency by 30%. and jc penney being affordable, this is a great option. >> let me ask you about]"át tax credit a second. i've seen the ads in the paper for this. so is it $1,500 or $1,400 if you do the whole thing? >> that's a good question. it's 30% of your total purchase price. >> deductible? >> up to $1,500. >> so you need to go online and see what kind of reconstruction you can do on how you can save money. >> yeah, do a little bit of math and save some money. people are really running to lowe's and home depot right now. >> might as well get the tax credit, right? very cool. >> if you can't afford anything at all, single-pane windows, all you need is water and bubble wrap. this is a crazy idea. this is what they do in greenhous greenhouses. i don't want to be a 5-year-old. this is what they do in greenhouses to increase the
efficiency in greenhouses. you literally spray the window with water, you take a sheet of bubble wrap and you stick it on the window. make sure i get this right. and what this does is that the bubbles from the bubble wrap actually this increases the efficiency of your window twice. it may not be the most attractive thing in the world. for the windows you don't need to look out of, this is a cheap inexpensive -- >> wrap me in this. think about this. if you were wrapped in bubble wrap, right. then think of -- because it would keep the heat in, right? >> all the air pockets in the bubble, i guess -- >> yeah, exactly right. >> this is a project runway don't. >> all right, danny. good to see you, man. really appreciate it. good job. for more information, energy-efficient windows, go to our website earlyshow.cbsnews.com. now we're going to go to a runway do, guys.
for most people wearing sweats hasn't been about fashion, it's been about comfort. >> again with the sweat pants? >> they're comfortable. >> you know the message you're sending out to the world with these sweat pants? you're telling the world i give up. i can't compete in normal society. i'm miserable, so i might as well be comfortable. >> not anymore. turns out george was on to something. here with tips on sweat chic is senior fashion editor is kim friday. good morning, kim. >> good morning. >> this is the new fashion thing now? >> it is. i think most of us can remember "flash dance" and juicy couture phase. >> and we saw it on the runway. these two are straight from the runway, aren't they? >> absolutely. and designers are doing so many different things from dresses to pants to even suiting ware to
work. >> and it÷p doesn't look like sweat r1ç doesn't lo?bñ like you threw it on and wanted to be a slob and didn't think about your outfit. >> it's cut really well and they're thinking about the body and shapes and also really modern silhouettes. >> all right. let's bring out the models and show the looks. this is awesome. what here is made out of sweat pant material? >> this blazer is actually by liz claiborne and it's made of sweatshirt material. i chose to pair it with a really simple pair of levi's jeans, but she does a whole group in the materials. so you could do a tunic, pants, pencil skirt, a whole suit from this look. >> looks just like a regular blazer, a little more casual, but i guess they added this to remind people it's supposed to be more casual. so comfortable. who doesn't want to wear sweats to work? >> i'm there with you. thank you very much. what is our next look here?
>> this next dress is by diesel. we love this. i love the purple color. i love the neckline is really flattering. and also it has pockets, which is just great for you're walking around. it's a really pretty silhouette. and i wore it -- i put it here with high heel ankle boots, but you could throw a pair of leggings and flats on. >> that would be cute too. >> and how comfortable is it, ladies, right? >> unbelievable. and it looks fashionable. our final look is for when you want to go out at night in sweats, believe it or not you can. >> well, this is definitely for a girl who is a little bit more adventurous. they're embellished, and it's a really fun look and very modern these days. >> and are we finding these sort of looks in regular department stores already? >> absolutely. all of these items are actually in store right now. >> is there any fashion don't
that you would say? can you go overboard with this? >> well, i think these are all definitely dos. >> they are. i guess it's not entirely sweat material. you threw in the jeans, the leather jackets, they threw in the satin. i guess they balance it, right? >> the key is to mix it up a little bit. i think everybody in this time can really appreciate things that are a, washable, and b, that you can use for double duty. >> thank you very much, kim. go to our website at email@example.com. he's an emmy award winning journalist for the evening news on cbs, but when byron pitts was 12, he was diagnosed as functionally illiterate. he writes about his path in
"step out on nothing" which is one amazing read, because this man is one amazing story teller. >> thank you, brother. >> morning, friend. >> morning. >> "step out on nothing." you're sitting on church on a sunday morning. don't want to be there, don't like what you're hearing from the pulpit. and this woman says what? >> she says step out on nothing. and for people of faith the suggestion was in difficult moments and struggle we all have struggle. step out on your faith. non-believers may say you're stepping out on nothing. but for those who believe in a force greater than themselves, it's this notion you step out on your faith and it will stain us in you difficult moments. >> this book is so much about that. of the constants in your life. a life of some considerable turmoil and struggle. the thing that is always there in your life and in your mother's life and in your grandmother's life is -- >> oh, yeah. is faith. my mother for most of her life wore a small necklace around her
neck. it was a mustard seed encased in a plastic ball. and the belief was that if you have faith in the mustard seed you can move mountains. and my family, they've always had that kind of mustard seed faith that they can move mountains. >> here's the deal. the picture on the front of this book, this little goofy kid with the coke bottle glasses with the funny look on his face. >> my wife says still goofy looking. >> she's not far from the truth. the point is you make it through first grade and second grade. you're well behaved, you're in public schools in baltimore, your brother had proceeded you. you're not trouble, they keep pushing you along and you can't read a lick? >> yeah. yeah. i was a picture reader early on my mother tells me that basically i could -- i would read pictures. i was blessed with a good memory, i could memorized thing. she would work hard with me. i would memorize sections of books. so it wasn't until i began
having difficulty in math that they tested me for math and discovered i couldn't read the directions. i was functionally illiterate. >> 12 years old. the thing i couldn't get over in this book is your mother's steadfast love. she never gave up on you. >> oh, yeah. >> ever. there she is. there's a book party last night, i see byron, byron, i don't care about you, the star of this book is your mother. >> without question. she is a rock. and i think one of the points i hope to make in the book is to encourage people that all of us have struggles. but all of us if we look hard enough will find people who sustain us, who encourage us, who tell us that we can when we think we can't. and certainly my mother has always been that person for me. she's that person today that on those good days she encouraging me, on those bad days she encourages me. >> yeah. it's hard to imagine that a kid who is functionally illiterate
at 12 years old ends up in this business let alone ends up as a national correspondent and contributor to "60 minutes." >> yeah. not bad. not bad. and it's -- one of the things in the book is to say that there's nothing special about me. i'm not blessed with tremendous athletic ability. i'm not the brightest guy in the world. certainly i work hard as we all do in our business and so many people work hard. but i've been surrounded by people. regular folks. coaches, teachers, archbishop back in baltimore, professors in college. people who on their own, regular folk who stepped out on nothing to say an encouraging word to help me out. you know, you talked about my illiteracy, estimates are there are 20 million people who are. if that were a state, it would be the second largest state in the united states. 30 million people who struggle and have shame. and i can relate to that shame. and the book is to encourage
people that you can do it. there are a lot of people waiting to help people if you need it. >> i'll tell you what, this is a wonderful book and that story telling is so good. and we're just so happy for you and so many, many different ways. happy to be able to call you friend too. >> thank you. >> byron, thank so much. to read an excerpt from "step out on nothing," go to our website out on nothing," go to our website firstname.lastname@example.org. how to get rich, by america's health insurance companies. raise health insurance premiums 4 times faster than wages. pay your ceo twenty four million dollars a year. deny payment for 1 out of every 5
it's really ideal for the whole family to sit down together for dinner. but finding time can be tough. so our katie lee is here with three quick and delicious meals perfect for a busy weeknight. and boy are they busier than ever with the kids back in school. >> isn't that the truth? everybody has their soccer practice and dance practice and you're getting into these busy
routines. but is so many studies have shown it's so important to sit down with your family for dinner. >> and these recipes are great, why? >> because they're fast and they're really easy and very affordable. in fact, the first recipe you probably have everything you need in your pantry right now. >> okay. >> and this is tuna meatballs with spaghetti. >> will kids eat that? harry won't eat that. >> no, tuna -- >> deconstruct it. so food processor. if you don't have one of these, invest in one because it makes cooking so much faster. >> can of tuna. any tuna? >> i usually like it packed in oil because it's going to have more flavor. some bread crumbs. you want to put in the parmesan? >> all the parmesan. some garlic. parsley and the eggs. >> all right. >> and we're going to put the top on. >> very easy so far. >> so far, so good. so we mix that.
mix it all up. that's good. >> all right. so out of that you make these bad boys like this? >> out of that, make those. harry, don't look so skeptical. >> do you bread them? >> the breading's inside. and we sere these for about two minutes on each side. basically you're warming them up. these go out of the pan. >> it is very, very, very good. >> very good, right? i make these for hors d'oeuvres when i'm having a glass of wine with friends over. in the same pan so you don't have to dirty up another pan your spaghetti goes. >> you don't love? >> harry. >> and you can also use canned salmon. the heavy cream goes in there. spaghetti, heavy cream. give me the pesto. >> i bet you could do it with the pesto. >> you could, if you like. i like the cream because it adds
flavor and squeeze the lemon in there. the lemon with the tuna, whenever i cook with fish, i have to have some in there. >> come on in, guys. >> and then plate it up. >> this is what it looks like done and beautiful. >> turkey taco salad i made this last night for dinner. i love it. so i add some kidney beans to ground turkey, stretches it, inexpensive ingredient, makes it go further. >> and both very healthy. >> very healthy. and i've got pans here, eye round steak $3.99 a pound instead of a rib eye which is $13.99 a pound. >> what is that called? >> eye round, $3.99 a pound. that's probably done in seven or eight minutes. you can have that dinner so quick. you can serve something like steak. >> and you made mashed potatoes, but you left the skin on. >> leave the skin on. and steam up some asparagus. that takes a couple of minutes.
this is 9 news now. it is a great wednesday morning. not a lot of sun glare. no rain falling yet but i'm watching a batch of showers pulling out of pennsylvania headed in our direction probably by the lunch hour. before you head out the door and grab your coffee you may want to grab your umbrella. the numbers refleck cooler times. they are in the 50s in cumberland, 63 leesburg, 58 andrews aches base and 59 downtown dc. so when you step off metro the light jacket will serve use well. in the afternoon more clouds than sun. feels like autumn today. highs only in the middle 60s.
here's the good news. the rain should be just today and the air quality is code good. you have to love that healthy air. >> i can. i like to get it up. thank you very much. five minutes from the 9:00 a.m. show. hope you join us for that but first look at the slow-goes beginning with the outer loop from 95 to georgia. we are estimating it at 20 minutes and looking at 270. right now pockets of slowness as drivers make their way to the split. this is the outer loop. this just in. we want you to know at georgia avenue is where you have crash activity reported. jumping to the virginia side of things. 66 from the fairfax county parkway to the beltway a half hour in the car if you hit the road right now. through 95 northbound, slow to the 14th street bridge and the drive across the key bridge in to georgetown, looks like the lanes are wide open. >> that was my commute this morning. i didn't have any trouble. good to know it is keeping on. how about the weekend? i love to focus on the weekend.
oops. looks like showers to talk about on saturday. hopefully in time for the redskins game on sunday we'll be drying out. the 9:00 show is straight ahead and we want to see you on the other side of the the world could use a little more space by moving 35,000 truckloads of freight each day csx trains give you more room on the highways